APA 7 Referencing

Government or organisation report

Author surname, Initial(s) or Organisation Name. (year). Title of report in italics: Subtitle in italics (Report or Catalogue No.). Publisher Name. URL


Reference list examples

Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat. (2017). Our families, our way: Strengthening Aboriginal families so their children can thrive. https://www.absec.org.au/images/downloads/AbSec-Feb2017-Our-families-our-way-program-framework-final.pdf

Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2022). Retail trade, Australia. https://www.abs.gov.au/statistics/industry/retail-and-wholesale-trade/retail-trade-australia/dec-2021

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2018). Emergency department care 2017-18: Australian hospital statistics (Health Services Series no. 89, Cat. no. HSE 216). https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/hospitals/emergency-department-care-2018-18

Tessema, M. E. (2017). Wildlife crime assessment in Ethiopia. IUCN National Committee of The Netherlands. https://www.iucn.nl/files/publications/wlc_doc-ethiope_small.pdf

(Tessema, 2017).

OR

Tessema (2017) suggests…


If quoting

“Total online retailing sales were $3,607.3m in December 2021, in seasonally adjusted terms” (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2022, Online Retailing section, para. 1).

OR

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (2022) “total online retailing sales were $3,607.3m in December 2021, in seasonally adjusted terms” (Online Retailing section, para. 1).


Optional organisation name abbreviation

First citation:

(Australian Institute of Health and Welfare [AIHW], 2018).

OR

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW, 2018) highlights…

Subsequent citations:

(AIHW, 2018).

OR

The AIHW (2018) also discusses….

  • When the author is also the publisher, omit the publisher name from the reference
  • If there is no report or catalogue number, omit this from the reference
  • If the report is part of a series include the series title in brackets preceding the report/catalogue number (see Australian Institute of Health and Welfare example)
  • For a print report, omit the URL

Press release

Author Surname, Initial(s). (year, Month day). Title of press release in italics [Press release]. Publisher Name. URL


Reference list example

MacTiernan, A. (2019, November 15). Capital idea for landing investors [Press release]. Government of Western Australia. https://mediastatetements.wa.gov.au/Pages?McGowan/2019/11/Capital-idea-for-landing-investors.aspx

(MacTiernan, 2019).

OR

MacTiernan (2019) released a statement…


If quoting

“Raising capital and securing investors can be a daunting task” (MacTiernan, 2019, para. 1).

OR

MacTiernan (2019) suggested that “raising capital and securing investors can be a daunting task” (para. 1).

Note. When quoting, if the publication has no page number, cite the paragraph number instead

  • When the publisher is the same as the author, omit the publisher name from the reference

Brochure, factsheet or pamphlet

Author Surname, Initial(s) or Organisation Name. (year). Title in italics [Type of document]. Publisher Name. URL


Reference list example

Department of Health. (2020). Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Use of masks by the public in the community [Factsheet]. https://health.gov.au/resources/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-use-of-masks-by-the-public-in-the-community

(Department of Health, 2020).

OR

The Department of Health (2020) recommends…


If quoting

“If you choose to wear a mask it is important to do so safely to avoid increasing the risk of infection to yourself and others” (Department of Health, 2020, para. 5).

OR

The Department of Health (2020) states “if you choose to wear a mask it is important to do so safely to avoid increasing the risk of infection to yourself and others” (para. 5).

Note. When quoting, if the publication has no page number, use the paragraph number instead


Optional organisation name abbreviation

First citation:

The Department of Health (DOH, 2015) states…

OR

(Department of Health [DOH], 2015).

Subsequent citations:

(DOH, 2015).

OR

The DOH (2015) highlights…

  • When the author is also the publisher, omit the publisher name from the reference
  • For print material, omit the URL and add publisher details

Code of ethics or code of conduct

Organisation Name. (year). Title of code in italics. URL


Reference list examples

Australian Public Service Commission. (2020). Code of conduct. https://www.apsc.gov.au/working-aps/integrity/integrity-resources/code-of-conduct

International Council of Nurses. (2021). The ICN code of ethics for nurses. https://www.icn.ch/system/files/2021-10/ICN_Code-of-Ethics_EN_Web_0.pdf